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Calmette and Wolff-Eisner ophthalmo reaction

Alternative eponyms

  • Calmette’s reaction
  • Calmette's test

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A particular form of tuberculine reaction provoking a conjunctivitis of the eye.

Description

Conjunctival reaction to tuberculin. A particular form of tuberculine reaction provoking a conjunctivitis of the eye by installing diluted toxins of tuberculin or typhoid in the eye of a tuberculous patient. Has also been applied for other hypersensitivity tests, like serum and pollen. May be dangerous and is used on man only as an exception.

Bibliography

  • L. C. A. Calmette:
    Sur un nouveau procédé de diagnostic de la tuberculose chez l'homme par l'ophthalmo-réaction à la tuberculine.
    Comptes rendus de l’Académie des sciences, Paris, 1907, 144: 1324-1326. Un nouveau procédé de diagnostic de la tuberculose chez l'homme.
    La presse médicale, Paris, 1907, 49: 388-389.
  • A. Wolff-Eisner:
    First reported to the Berliner medizinische Gesellschaft.
    Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, 1907, 44: 706. Die kutane und konjunktivale Tuberkulinreaktion, ihre Bedeutung für Diagnostik und Prognose der Tuberkulose.
    Zeitschrift für Tuberkulose, 1907, 12: 21-25. Die Ophthalmo- und Kutan-Diagnose der Tbc.
    Beiträge zur Klinik der Tuberkulose, 1908, 9: 1- 197.

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